Interactive map of the ten Black-capped Petrels captured at sea offshore Cape Hatteras, NC, and tracked by satellite.
This live map shows the latest locations of a Black-capped petrel we equipped with a satellite transmitter off Cape Hatteras, in May. Click on the green circle to learn more about this bird. At the top of the map you will see a small calendar. You can select a date to see specific locations on that day.
The satellite transmitters being used are small solar-powered tags weighing 8 grams. They turn on for approximately 6 hours per day then turn off and recharge for approximately 28 hours. We thank the Migratory Connectivity Project for generously donating two of the satellite transmitters used in this study (shown in green on the map).
If the map does not appear within 30 seconds, please use this link instead.
Thanks to Movebank for assistance with embedding the tracking map. Movebank is a free, online database of animal tracking data hosted by the Max Planck Institute for Ornithology.